Summary: Never had a problem with this camera. Love it. Had it since Dec 2011. I mainly use it for talking head interviews for my business. They come out BERY professional. Remember this is a fixed lens. This has pros and cons. If your looking for crazy shallow DOF stick with DSLR.
Summary: I am a professional videographer, video editor, 3D animator, effects compositor, graphic and web designer, and voice artist with about 15+ years of experience. This is my first purchase of my own for shooting video and I was under a tight budget.
GREAT QUALITY VIDEO. GREAT FOR EDITING. GREAT FOR PRO VIDEO.
31 December 2013
Summary: The SONY NXCAM IS THE BEST CAMERA! IT MAKES PROFESSIONAL QUALITY VIDEO AND IS AN AFFORDABLE CAMERA. ITS BATTERY LIFE IS GREAT, AND SHOOTING INTO THE OPTIONAL FLASH DRIVE MAKES EDITING VERY SIMPLE. THIS IS THE BEST CAMERA I HAVE EVER OWNED AND OPERATED.
Summary: Ended up getting this camera for my Youtube channel that I conduct interviews on. I use this camera, along with a Sony HDR-CX700V for nightvision shots. The NX5U gives you great quality. It has two XLR inputs that I use wireless clip on mics with. It comes with a shotgun mic too, which is nice.
Excerpt: Its a Great Camera, I have ever used. I will strongly recommend to others. The recording on consumer memory cards is great. More than eleven hours of recording on optional flash drive is a bonus.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: I use this camera specifically for wedding and dance recital videography. I have been very impressed so far with its performance and ease of use. The ability to use SDHC as well as Sony cards has helped me with cost savings and I've had no problems with using either.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom
Excerpt: Purchased this camera as a twin to my first NX5U to do a music demo in Nashville. Camera did a great job in the lower light segments that were shot. Video of both cameras matched perfect (as expected) and handled the multi color lights perfectly with no smearing.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance